SPACEX Inspiration 4 launched its first civilian crew into space on Wednesday, including Jared Isaacman, who took a big step forward for space tourism.
The launch, the first charter passenger flight for Elon Musks SpaceX, took place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida shortly after 8 p.m. ET.
Also on board were two contest winners and a health care worker who was a childhood cancer survivor.
The crew is expected to return to Earth from the Florida coast in about three days.
SpaceX shared a webcast of the launch of the Inspiration4 mission, which was broadcast live four hours before takeoff.
Prior to the launch, SpaceX director Benji Reed said: “Just talking about it right now gives me goosebumps.”
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